Transcopyright Permission

The SERPENT Media Archive admin has not yet approved the statement below. Please contact them for confirmation of this copyright statement:

When using the VLit interface the contents may be quoted on line virtually and indirectly, in any amount and any new context, provided that

  • only the electronic locations (URLs) of these contents are distributed in files sent out;
  • actual download of quoted content material is from this server;

thus maintaining and offering the original context of such quotations.


This server will send out arbitrary quotations into new windows and allow users to jump to the original contexts of such quotations. (Unfortunately as yet no file formats or mechanisms currently support compositing of such quotations into pages in the browser.)

See original copyright article at and "Xanadu Model" and "Virtual Literary Format" at


In any downloading or consulting of the data from this website, the visitor acknowledges that he/she agrees to the following:
If data are extracted from this website for secondary analysis resulting in publication, the website should be cited as follows:

Jones, D.O.B., Gates, A.R., Curry, R.A., Thomson, M., Pile, A., Benfield, M. (Eds) (2009). SERPENT project. Media database archive. Available online at accessed on

If any data constitutes a substantial proportion of the records used in secondary analysis, the authors/managers of the database should be contacted. In any case, there are additional data which may prove valuable to such analyses.

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